Uchisar Castle The Highest Structure in Cappadocia

Uchisar Castle The Highest Structure in Cappadocia

One of the physical and touristic highlights of Cappadocia is Uchisar Castle. Since the castle is located at a high altitude, it was also strategically used as an important defense and trade center for many rulers.

Uçhisar Castle, located 8 km from the center of Nevşehir, is the viewing area of wonderful valleys and landscapes, including Güvercinlik Valley. Since it is the highest structure of the Cappadocia geography, the end of everywhere you look merges with the sky. As we look at the earth, we think of the people who lived here thousands of years ago and the active volcanoes that captured these places millions of years ago.

Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Manzarasi
Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Rotasenin

Uchisar Castle is just one of thousands of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. However, its height has made Uchisar Castle the first natural skyscraper in the world. This 179-meter-high natural formation was used as a defensive fortress during the Hittite period in 3000 BC. All of the rooms in Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the Cappadocia region, are carved out. Thanks to its easily excavated stone structure, it is possible to see many barns, shelters, warehouses, cellars, cellars, wine production areas, as well as nearly 500 living spaces. Moreover, each of these rooms is connected to each other by corridors, stairs or tunnels, ensuring that communication between them is not broken. The rooms inside the castle can be easily visited thanks to the lighting systems.

Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Odalari
Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Magaralari

Of course, it is also possible to climb to the top of the castle and I highly recommend it. Each floor you climb up the stairs shows you a different side of Cappadocia. Many travelers will accompany you on your visits towards sunset, because setting the sun in Uchisar Castle is a matter of admiration for many people.

Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Zirve Manzarasi
Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Zirvesi

First of all, since we couldn’t find the way up to the castle, we entered among the houses on the slopes of the castle. You should definitely walk among these houses and smell the city. The people of Uchisar, who mostly live on the slopes of the castle, live in stone houses with a maximum of two floors.

Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Sokaklari
Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Gezilecek Yerler

On your way to the castle, you pass through narrow stone buildings surrounded by souvenir shops. You can find souvenirs here cheaper than in other parts of Cappadocia. If you are coming by car, you can park your car on the wide land at the end of the narrow cobblestone streets. For this, when you turn from the main road to the street where the shops are, they charge you parking fee. However, you may have a shortage of space when it is crowded.

Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Hediyelik Esya Dukkanlari
Kapadokya Nevsehir Uchisar Kalesi Hediyelik Esya

What is the entrance fee for Uchisar Castle?

Entrance to Uchisar Castle is paid and Müzekart is not accepted, but the prices are far below the prices of many Cappadocia museums.